In February of 2016, we brought you a blog post entitled “Digital Portfolios: Guiding Students Toward Accomplishment”. Now, after a period of iterating, reflecting, shooting video, and editing, Madison City Schools’ instructional team has released a new 38-minute documentary entitled “Digital Portfolios: The Whole Child, The Whole Story”. The video was produced by Daniel Whitt, Mollie Bounds, and Natalia Dooley, and it was edited by James Clemens High School junior, Christian Arnsparger. There is also a link in the description of the video to a free and public Google Drive folder full of resources for teachers and students. We do not believe there is one way to do digital portfolios correctly, but we do believe this video and accompanying resources can catalyze the understanding and adoption of digital portfolios worldwide. As we seek to move toward an accomplishment culture in education, we believe digital portfolios are not just the vehicle, but also the fuel, for the move. We encourage educators to use this video with entire faculties, with students in class, or however they see fit to make the biggest impact in their systems.
Link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/uUsy2ORFqII